Tickets to the National Museum of African American History and Culture


GWAC is giving away timed passes to the National Museum of African American History and Culture ("NMAAHC") on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

If you are interested in visiting the museum with GWAC, email publicrelations@gwacbar.org immediately.   

The Public Relations Committee will randomly draw names at 12 PM on Thursday, September 29, 2016. You will receive email confirmation if your name is chosen.

You MUST be a dues-paying member to qualify for a pass.


If you have any questions about the status of your membership, please contact Maryam Hatcher at membership@gwacbar.com





Upcoming Events

Sisters in The Law

October 07, 2016
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

2614 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

A Networking Event for Law Students and Practicing Attorneys

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Minority Flight

November 14, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

White & Case, LLP
701 13th Street, NW #600
Washington, DC 20005

Why Women of Color are Leaving Law Firms and How to Turn the Tide

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NBA International Affiliates Meeting

May 07, 2017
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Two international cities

Dubai and India,

Incredible Dubai and India Destinations

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Join Now!!

We would love for you to be part of our organization.  We have several career, social, and professional development events planned for this year.  Remember, membership has its advantages, such as access to the GWAC job bank and an invitation to some of our signature events.

We hope you consider joining our organization. Regular Membership is $65, Graduate Membership is $30 (graduated within the past two years), and Student Membership is $15.



 Click here to view our year of activities and events


2016 Judicial Reception with Keynote Speaker 
The Honorable Denise Wilson-Taylor
hosted by Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. 

2016 - 2017 President's Welcome Message


My name is Alicia McNeal and I am both humbled and excited to serve as GWAC's President for the 2016-2017 bar year.  Over the past forty years, GWAC has shaped the legal experience for African-American female attorneys in the Greater Washington DC area.  From fighting for equality to providing education and opportunity, GWAC has always had a positive impact in the legal community.  As more African-American female attorneys enter the profession, GWAC will continue to foster and sustain a viable presence in the legal profession by providing educational and networking opportunities to ensure their success.

The theme of this bar year will be, Expanding the GWAC Brand.  This initiative will be accomplished through various panel discussions, community service projects, leadership training and interactive events.  As African-American female attorneys, it is important to not only promote professional growth but also to assist younger generations of African-American female attorneys to grow and succeed within this profession. Moreover, GWAC will focus on promoting a work/life balance.  The practice of law is a highly stressful practice and I believe it is important to create and sustain a balance.  Throughout the bar year, GWAC will host artistic and fitness networking opportunities for our members, friends, and the Greater Washington DC area legal community.   

GWAC is an organization that stands at the forefront of change within the legal community and this new bar year will be no different.  Please take the time to peruse our website and learn more about our organization.  Look at our calendar of events for various activities that you can be a part of, and if you are not already a member, please visit our membership page and join today.  

Alicia McNeal, Esq.
2016-2017 President